Richard Arthur McClure who currently resided in Rye, Texas was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle accident on FM 787 near County Road 2206 just west of the Cleveland Airport. McClure who had just purchased a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle was eastbound on FM 787 at a high rate of speed when he left the roadway, traveled through the ditch and up and embankment. Both went airborne and landed approximately 100 feet away.
Cleveland Police believe the accident happened close to 7:30 a.m.
McClure was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Wade Brown and ordered him to be transported to Beaumont for autopsy.